A holiday turns grisly as reports coming in say 40 people have been killed near a wedding hall in the Afghan capital, Kabul.
60 people have been reported to have been injured in the explosion at the Uranus hall in PD15 district and are being taken to the hospital in ambulances.
The explosion occurred while clerics were gathering at the Ulema hall to commemorate the birthday of the prophet Muhammed, according to a health ministry spokesman Wahid Majroh.
The explosions occurred at 6:30 p.m. local time
The number of those dead in the explosion is the worst in the capital for months’ now
Both the Taliban and the Islamic State group have carried out regular bomb attacks in Afghanistan.
A government spokesman said initial reports suggested a suicide bomber.
The Islamic State group said it was behind two attacks in Kabul in August that killed dozens of people.
It is not yet clear which group is responsible for this bomb attack yet.
Dozens were also killed across the country as voters cast ballots in the nation’s parliamentary elections in October.